22 "Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.

Other Translations of Job 16:22

King James Version

22 When a few a few...: Heb. years of number years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.

English Standard Version

22 For when a few years have come I shall go the way from which I shall not return.

The Message

22 "Only a few years are left before I set out on the road of no return.

New King James Version

22 For when a few years are finished, I shall go the way of no return.

New Living Translation

22 For soon I must go down that road from which I will never return.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:22

Commentary on Job 16:17-22

(Read Job 16:17-22)

Job's condition was very deplorable; but he had the testimony of his conscience for him, that he never allowed himself in any gross sin. No one was ever more ready to acknowledge sins of infirmity. Eliphaz had charged him with hypocrisy in religion, but he specifies prayer, the great act of religion, and professes that in this he was pure, though not from all infirmity. He had a God to go to, who he doubted not took full notice of all his sorrows. Those who pour out tears before God, though they cannot plead for themselves, by reason of their defects, have a Friend to plead for them, even the Son of man, and on him we must ground all our hopes of acceptance with God. To die, is to go the way whence we shall not return. We must all of us, very certainly, and very shortly, go this journey. Should not then the Saviour be precious to our souls? And ought we not to be ready to obey and to suffer for his sake? If our consciences are sprinkled with his atoning blood, and testify that we are not living in sin or hypocrisy, when we go the way whence we shall not return, it will be a release from prison, and an entrance into everlasting happiness.